Marguerite II, Queen of France

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Marguerite II, Queen of France Gender: F
Marguerite de Valois
born on 14 May 1553 Jul.Cal. (24 May 1553 greg.) at 16:03 (= 4:03 PM )
Place St.Germain, France, 48n54, 2e05
Timezone LMT m2e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°53' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°37 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°39'

Queen of France Marguerite II


French royalty, the youngest daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medicis. In 1572 she was forced to marry the Protestant Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV), changing her name at that time from Marguerite de Valois to Marguerite de Navarre, to seal a Catholic-Protestant reconciliation.

She was involved in a number of extramarital love affairs at the courts of both her brother Henry III and her husband, Henry. Expelled from the royal court for her political intrigues, she returned to the unwilling Navarre in 1584. After taking up arms against her husband, she was banished in 1586 to the castle of Usson in Auvergne, where she soon took control. In 1599, ten years after Henry of Navarre's accession to the throne, she consented to the annulment of her marriage.

Marguerite's charm and literary talent were admired by the leading writers of the age. Her memoirs were translated in 1892.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Louis of Valois (born 3 February 1549 Jul.Cal. (13 Feb 1549 greg.))


  • Relationship : Marriage 1572 (Henry of Navarre)
  • Social : Return Home 1584 (Returned to husband)
  • Family : Change residence 1586 (Banished to castle of Usson)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1599 (Annuled marriage)

Source Notes

Martin Harvey quotes Junctinus (May 14 OS, 16:15 LAT = 16:03 LMT)

(Dana Holliday quotes Charlotte Haldane, "Queen of Hearts," pub. by Bobbs-Merritt, 1968, p.5, for "born May 15, 1533 (no time or place)."

Patrice Petitallot in Cadran No.17, 3/1995, gives May 14/24, 1553, 4:15 PM LMT.


  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable (Charming)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Several affairs)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Took up arms against husband)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Marguerite de Navarre)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (France)